Energy Practice

MVR Attorney’s Energy Practice is led by Nonkosi Koranteng and Matodzi Ratshimbilani.

At MVR Law we understand the pivotal role that energy plays in shaping the world’s future. With the global shift towards sustainable practices and the ever-evolving energy landscape, legal expertise in the energy sector is paramount. 

Our team comprises of seasoned energy law professionals that possess a deep understanding of energy laws, regulations, and market trends with years of experience in representing energy companies, investors, government, and its agencies. 

We have successfully handled a wide range of energy- related projects, from regulatory compliance, project development, environmental compliance to complex dispute resolution. 

We are dedicated to assisting our clients in navigating the legal challenges and opportunities inherent in the rapidly evolving energy industry. 

Our Expertise:

Energy Regulatory Compliance:

Staying abreast of ever-changing energy laws and regulations is paramount. Our expert team provides comprehensive regulatory compliance services, ensuring that our clients operations align with local and international energy laws, minimizing risk and our clients optimizing their business strategy.

Renewable Energy Integration:

With the growing focus of sustainable practices, at MVR attorneys we guide our clients through the legal intricacies of integrating renewable energy source into the market. Our deep understanding of renewable energy policies ensures that our clients projects are not only environmentally friendly but also compliant with the latest regulations.

Oil and Gas Law:

With in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas sector, we provide strategic legal counsel across the full value-chain of the energy development to government, exploration companies, production entities, and service providers. Our expertise covers all contractual aspects, environmental compliance, supported by full spectrum of legal services on tax and regulatory matters. We also provide integrated advisory services on midstream and downstream operations.

Electricity Market Regulation and Liberalization:

The South African electricity sector is undergoing significant regulatory reforms, to support the transition of the country’s vertically integrated electricity industry to a multilateral and competitive market offering opportunities for competition, sustainability, and consumer choice. These changes open opportunities for private sector participation, increased competition, and innovation in the generation, distribution, and retail of electricity. However, this liberalized landscape also presents challenges, particularly in terms of compliance, regulatory frameworks, and ensuring a level playing field for all market participants. At MVR attorney’s we play a crucial role in helping stakeholders navigate this evolving and dynamic legal framework by providing an in-depth analysis and legal counsel on various market structures, such as wholesale and retail markets, power exchange and bilateral trading platforms.

Drafting and negotiating contracts are vital components of market participation. We specialize in designing power purchase agreements (PPAs), grid connection agreements, and other contractual arrangements tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs, ensuring clarity and fairness for all parties involved.

Contract Negotiation and Drafting:

Our experienced attorneys facilitate seamless energy transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. We offer strategic counsel to negotiate favourable deals and draft robust contracts, including power purchase agreements, joint venture agreements, and supply contracts ensuring our clients’ interests are protected every step of the way.

Energy Project Development:

From site acquisition to permitting and environmental compliance, we provide comprehensive legal support for energy project development, including renewable energy initiatives, oil and gas exploration, and infrastructure development.


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